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Featured Rabbi Sucks Baby's Penis And Gives Him Herpes

Discussion in 'Religious News' started by Skwim, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. Skwim

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    "There’s a disturbing practice in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish culture known as metzitzah b’peh in which a rabbi (mohel) sucks the blood from a baby boy who has just been circumcised.

    I repeat: The rabbi sucks the baby boy’s penis post-circumcision… because religion.

    If that wasn’t disgusting enough, some of the mohels have had herpes simplex, passing the virus on to the children. Since 2006, 19 infants have contracted herpes in this manner. At least two have died.

    The NYC Department of Health now says there’s a brand new case in an alert to doctors and scientists in the area.


    A child diagnosed with neonatal herpes following ritual Jewish circumcision was reported to the Health Department in early September 2019. This is the first case of neonatal herpes related to DOS during ritual Jewish circumcision reported to the Health Department since March 2017. The infant was circumcised on the eighth day of life by a mohel who performed DOS. Ten days later, the infant developed a rash on his genitals, groin, and buttocks…

    In this case, the child’s caretakers were not aware of the signs and symptoms of neonatal herpes nor the risk of herpes transmission associated with DOS, resulting in a delay in the child presenting for care.


    All of this is an example of religious freedom gone too far. When that phrase becomes an excuse for harming other people — whether it’s refusing to provide comprehensive health insurance to employees, or not taking kids to a doctor because you think prayer will heal them, or denying gay couples a marriage license, or refusing to bake lesbians a cake, or passing along herpes to a newborn baby — it must be stopped. Religious freedom can’t be an excuse to get away with something that would never be tolerated outside of the religious bubble."
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    Boy! just the thought of it all gives me the willies. Harmful or not, to me it smacks of justifiable pedophilia.

    How about you people. What do you think?

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  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    To prohibit the practice of genital mutilation & blood sucking is genocide, therefore you're racist.
     
  3. Skwim

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    Even if they didn't prohibit it I'd still be an eraserest.

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  4. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Only just slightly barbaric, really, and 100% based on religious belief.
     
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    Any sort of forced body modification on a child, especially who is to young to have information or give consent, without medical necessity it must be banned. It's an example of where freedom of religion goes too far and must be reigned in for the protection of others.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I don't believe it's true.
     
  7. rosends

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    while I'm not going to try and defend metzitzah done without a glass tube, the way you present it (suck a baby's penis) is wrong and offensive.
     
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  8. Skwim

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    "What is oral suction circumcision, or metzitzah b'peh, and where did it come from?

    Though to a small number of observant communities, the practice is routine and normal, to cosmopolitan sophisticates it may seem pretty gruesome. After the mohel cuts off the foreskin, he uses his mouth – oral suction, rather than say a sponge - to effectively clear the wound on the baby's penis of blood, lest it clot and decay."
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  9. Skwim

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    Let's be clear here. It wasn't I who came up with the expression of sucking a baby's penis, but the article's,

    "I repeat: The rabbi sucks the baby boy’s penis post-circumcision . . . ."
    And if you find the description offensive, I find the whole thing exceedingly gross.

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  10. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I rather suspect you may find yourself wrong on this one. The description given in the OP is what the mohel does.
     
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    You chose the punch out quote to be the title of the thread (and as far as I can tell, gave no source for the article).
     
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    Slightly barbaric what’s moderately or extremely?

    He put his mouth over the penis the extract the foreskin. Nothing more gross than that.
     
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    Is it not true that in that ceremony the teeth is used to extract part or whole of the foreskin?
     
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    Yeah sorry my son is not gonna have a brain worm with a turtle neck. I’ll explain later why having foreskin especially since some men are lazy with hygiene is unnecessary.
     
  15. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    No, that's not the procedure.
     
  16. rosends

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    It is not true. A scalpel does that.
     
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    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I was being tongue-in-cheek...but the foreskin is already gone before the mohel uses his mouth to "clean" the wound.
     
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    That really doesn't make it any better.
     
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    good thing that wasn't my goal, then.
     
  20. Skwim

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    I made up the title from the description given in the article, but so what?

    Take a closer look.

    "All of this is an example of religious freedom gone too far. When that phrase becomes an excuse for harming other people — whether it’s refusing to provide comprehensive health insurance to employees, or not taking kids to a doctor because you think prayer will heal them, or denying gay couples a marriage license, or refusing to bake lesbians a cake, or passing along herpes to a newborn baby — it must be stopped. Religious freedom can’t be an excuse to get away with something that would never be tolerated outside of the religious bubble."
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